Police shut down a commuter train station Friday in Haverhill, Massachusetts, to investigate a "suspicious item," after other reports of a pressure cooker being spotted in the vicinity.
Transit Police investigating a suspicious item at Bradford CR station in Haverhill. Expect delays on Haverhill trains— MBTA Transit Police (@MBTA Transit Police) 1406908140.0
According to the Eagle Tribune, Haverhill Deputy Police Chief Donald Thompson said an item was left on the platform late Friday morning. The newspaper reported that a construction worker on the railroad noted a pressure cooker in the parking lot and a vehicle without occupants that was still running.
The silver object in this image is what WCVB-TV reported the transit authority police are investigating. (Image source: WCVB-TV)
Adam Gaffin with Universal Hub tweeted about the reported pressure cooker sighting.
Police on way to Bradford commuter-rail stop, where a pressure cooker is just sitting there in the parking lot #mbta #haverhill— Adam Gaffin (@Adam Gaffin) 1406905440.0
Pressure cookers put authorities on especially high alert after they were made into explosive devices at the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than two hundred others.
Haverhill is about 35 miles north of Boston.
The city's major tweeted there was "no cause for alarm" because the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority was handling the situation.
According to WCVB-TV, police were using a robot to investigate.
Watch the news station's brief report:
The transit authority did not immediately respond to TheBlaze's request for comment.
Update: The transit authority later gave the area the all clear.
Bradford CR in Haverhill is all clear. No threat posed. Service has resumed— MBTA Transit Police (@MBTA Transit Police) 1406914631.0
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